EXAMPLES | noun, plural Nav·a·hos, Nav·a·hoes, ( especially collectively) Nav·a·ho, adjective noun, plural Nav·a·jos, Nav·a·joes, ( especially collectively) Nav·a·jo for 1. a member of the principal tribe of the southern division of the Athabaskan stock of North American Indians, located in New Mexico and Arizona, and now constituting the largest tribal group in the U.S. the Athabaskan language of the Navajo. adjective of, relating to, or characteristic of the Navajo, their language, or their culture: a Navajo blanket.
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Examples from the Web for navaho Historical Examples of navaho
Navaho had drawn rein to tail in behind the pony of his leader.
The country was now unknown ground even to the old
The only other explanation was that the
Navaho had been posted as guard at the cross cliff.
Pete and the wounded
Navaho hogtied Lennon with expert quickness.
Navaho sprang forward, jabbering to his fellow tribesman. British Dictionary definitions for navaho noun plural -ho, -hos, -hoes, -jo, -jos or -joes a member of a North American Indian people of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah the language of this people, belonging to the Athapascan group of the Na-Dene phylum Word Origin for Navaho
C18: from Spanish
Navajó pueblo, from Tena Navahu large planted field
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Word Origin and History for navaho
Athabaskan people and language, 1780, from Spanish
Apaches de Nabaju (1629), from Tewa (Tanoan) Navahu, said to mean literally "large field" or "large planted field," containing nava "field" and hu "valley." Spanish Navajo was used 17c. in reference to the area now in northwestern New Mexico.
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